Potential Pet Poison Dangers in Your Backyard

Potential Pet Poison Dangers in Your Backyard

Posted by on Sep 7, 2018 in our roundups |

For pet owners, a backyard is often an essential detail when buying a home. You want your backyard to be a safe and fun haven for your pooch, but there are potential poisonous dangers that he could get into that’ll make him sick…or worse. Here’s a list of poison dangers that could be lurking in your backyard—make sure they have no place on your lawn. Fertilizers and Pesticides Fertilizers are usually safe for pets, but they often contain blood meal, bone meal, and feather meal. If your pooch were to eat a large quantity of it, the meal can potentially obstructing the gastrointestinal tract, severe pancreatitis. And you know those pesticides you use to keep your lawn and garden bug-free? They can be full of organophosphates, and when even a small amount of it is ingested by your dog, it can be life-threatening. Compost Composting is a wonderful way to be eco-conscious. You’re able to keep certain products out of the landfill while helping your garden bloom beautifully. But to dogs, it smells like the best meal ever—that’s why you need to keep entry to this forbidden buffet secure. Because compost contains organic matter, as it decomposes, the mold that grows can be toxic to pets and wildlife so please keep it fenced off. As the organic matter decomposes, it is common for molds and tremorgenic mycotoxins to grow, some of which produce hazardous to pets. If your pet has been into the compost, you may notice he is vomiting, panting, drooling, and tremors—these symptoms can present in as little as 30 minutes. If you think your dog has eaten compost, a visit to the vet is a must. Mulch Cocoa bean mulch is a must for many gardeners. Made from the discarded hulls of the cocoa bean (the by-products of making chocolate products), the yummy smell of this mulch can be too tempting to pooches. The problem is that the cocoa bean hulls can still contain theobromine and caffeine, two toxins that are deadly to dogs. But there’s no way to tell which batches of cocoa bean mulch contain low or high amounts of the toxins. Mulch with low levels often don’t lead to any problems; it’s the varieties with higher toxin concentrations. If your dog gets into mulch, it can cause vomiting, diarrhea, abnormal heart rhythm, seizures and sometimes, death. So if you’re a pet owner and a gardener, use a different kind of mulch or just skip it all together. Slug and Snail Bait Slugs and snails can turn your garden into a smorgasbord, so many people turn to bait such as pellets, granular, powder, and liquid to get rid of them. Baits contain highly poisonous metaldehyde, and when ingested by pets, can cause symptoms including salivation, restlessness, vomiting, tremors, seizures, and life-threateningly high body temperature within one to two hours. There are lots of all-natural...

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Turmeric Chickpea Dog Treats

Turmeric Chickpea Dog Treats

Posted by on Aug 25, 2018 in recipes |

Beef and turmeric spice up this gluten-free homemade dog treat recipe. The savoury tang of chickpea blended with the exotic taste of turmeric—these gluten-free dog treats are right out of a gourmet cookbook! Along with chickpea flour and cornmeal, these homemade cookies feature the irresistible flavor of beef. The Honest Kitchen’s Instant Beef Bone Broth is a balancing, aromatic fusion of comforting ingredients inspired by ayurvedic principles. A healthy treat that your dog will sit, stay, and beg for! Turmeric Chickpea Dog Treats   Print Recipe Ingredients 1 cup chickpea flour1/2 cup corn meal1 tablespoon chia seeds1 tablespoon Instant Bone Broth Beef and Turmeric Spice1/2 cup hot water1 egg Instructions Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.Boil water. Pour hot water in small bowl and add bone broth. Stir until mostly dissolved. In a medium sized bowl, add chickpea flour, corn meal, and chia seeds. Stir together until combined.Slowly add the bone broth to dry mixture and stir until both are combined. Add egg to the mix. The dough should be moist.Roll a tablespoon amount of dough in your hands, until a ball is formed. Place ball on cookie sheet and flatten with spoon or fork. Repeat until dough is used up. Place in oven and bake for 20-23 minutes.Remove from oven and place on cooling racks. Let cool for an hour, then place in airtight Ziploc bag or container. Store in refrigerator or freezer. Recipe Notes These treats are chewy, so they’re great for dogs with dental...

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Banana Quinoa Dog Treats

Banana Quinoa Dog Treats

Posted by on Jul 14, 2018 in recipes |

Gluten-free and high in protein, quinoa flour is one of the only plant foods that contain all nine essential amino acids. That’s why we used it in this Banana Quinoa Dog Treat recipe. To give it an extra healthy punch, we’ve also added our Instant Beef and Turmeric Spice Bone Broth to the mix. It’s a balancing, aromatic fusion of cooling, comforting ingredients inspired by ayurvedic principle. Bon appetit, pups! Banana Quinoa Dog Treats   Print Recipe Ingredients 2 1/2 cups quinoa flour1/4 cup flax seed meal1/2 cup hot water1 tablespoon Beef & Turmeric Spice Bone Broth1 egg1 banana mashed Instructions Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.Heat water to a boil, and pour into bowl or measuring cup. Add Instant Beef Powder and stir until almost dissolved. Place aside. In a small bowl, mash banana. In a large bowl, add quinoa flour, flax seed meal, egg, and banana. Stir until well combined.Pour small amounts, add Beef Broth to the ingredients. Keep adding until pliable dough is formed. Roll out to ¼ to ½ inch thickness and cut with cookie cutters. Place on parchment paper-lined sheets.Place in oven and let bake for 20 to 23 minutes.Remove from oven and let cool on racks.Store in airtight containers and keep in refrigerator or freezer. Recipe Notes If the dough doesn’t have the desired consistency, add either flour or water in small amounts, and blend...

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Golden Milk Pumpkin and Cranberry Dog Treats

Golden Milk Pumpkin and Cranberry Dog Treats

Posted by on Jun 18, 2018 in recipes |

A golden treat that nourishes from head to tail! Have you tried The Honest Kitchen’s Instant Golden Milk Mix? We made it a part of our Golden Milk Pumpkin and Cranberry Dog Treat recipe. A take on the ancient recipe, this instant mix is a nourishing blend of coconut milk, honey and spices made just for pets. Boasting a nourishing fusion of ingredients inspired by Ayurvedic principles, this Golden Milk mix also includes turmeric, cinnamon, and ginger. Golden Milk Pumpkin and Cranberry Dog Treats   Print Recipe Ingredients 2 cups rice flour1 1/2 cups oatmeal flour1 tablespoon the honest kitchen Instant Golden Milk Mix1/2 cup dried cranberries diced1 cup pumpkin puree2 eggs1/2 cup peanut butter Instructions Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.In a small bowl, whip eggs lightly. Set aside.In a large bowl, mix rice flour, oatmeal flour, and Golden Milk Mix. Add in cranberries and stir together.Stir in eggs, followed by pumpkin puree and peanut butter. Combine all ingredients until a moist dough is formed. Roll out onto floured surface to ½ to ¼ inch thickness. Cut using cookie cutters and place on cookie sheets. Place in oven and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on racks for 1 hour. Store in fridge or freezer in airtight container. Recipe Notes If dough is too moist, add rice flour to dough as...

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Peanut Butter Buckwheat Dog Treats

Peanut Butter Buckwheat Dog Treats

Posted by on Jun 7, 2018 in recipes |

A super treat made with a superfood! A fruit seed that’s considered a “superfood,” buckwheat flour is terrific gluten free substitute that perfect for baking. Buckwheat flour is low on the glycemic scale, making it a great option for dogs with diabetes, and it contains a significant amount of soluble fiber for pooches with digestive issues. If you’re looking for new gluten-free flour for your homemade dog treats, try these Peanut Butter Buckwheat Dog Treats, complete with The Honest Kitchen’s tasty Spruce formula. Peanut Butter Buckwheat Dog Treats   Print Recipe Ingredients 1 1/2 cup buckwheat flour1/2 cup the honest kitchen spruce formula dry food2 tablespoons peanut butter1 tablespoon Honey2 tablespoons olive oil1 egg beaten1/4 cup water Instructions Preheat oven to 325°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.In a large bowl, mix buckwheat flour and dry spruce formula together.In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil and honey.Pour olive oil and honey mixture into the flour and stir. Add egg and peanut butter and stir until well combined.Knead dough with hands to thoroughly mix the ingredients together. Add water a bit at a time to help the dough come together. Lay out a piece of parchment paper on a flat surface. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough to ¼ inch thickness. Cut treats out with cookie cutter and place on baking sheet.Place in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes.Remove from oven and let cool on racks.Store in fridge or freezer in airtight container. Recipe Notes The dough will be moist--spray rolling pin with oil so the dough won’t stick to the...

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Licks & Love Stuffed Kong Recipe

Licks & Love Stuffed Kong Recipe

Posted by on Feb 9, 2018 in recipes |

KONG and THK have a new KONG stuffing recipe that will keep your pup’s belly full of love! With just a couple ingredients, this simple recipe is the perfect way to engage bored dogs looking for entertainment. Lick & Love Stuffed Kong Recipe   Print Recipe Ingredients 1 Single Serve Cup1/2 cup warm water1/2 cup strawberries1 tablespoon KONG Stuff’N Real Peanut Butter Instructions Hydrate the single serve cup with 1/2 cup of warm water.Chop 1/2 cup of strawberries into size appropriate pieces for your pup.In a small bowl, combine Honest Kitchen with strawberries.Stuff into a KONG and seal with KONG Stuff’N Real Peanut Butter. Recipe Notes While this recipe calls for the Love flavored single serve cup, any flavor will...

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Go for the Gold Superbowl Dip Recipe for Dogs

Go for the Gold Superbowl Dip Recipe for Dogs

Posted by on Jan 25, 2018 in recipes |

If you are headed to a Super Bowl party with your pack or hosting one of your own, here is a fun and healthy dog-friendly dip recipe so your furry friends can take part in the snacking! Go for the Gold Superbowl Dip Recipe for Dogs   Print Recipe Ingredients 1/4 cup plain yogurt1 tbsp peanut butter1 banana1 tbsp the honest kitchen Instant Golden Milk or Pro Bloom Mix1 tbsp (or more) water to reach desired consistency Instructions Blend or mash all ingredients together and serve. Recipe Notes Serve ¼ cup per 25lbs of body weight. Need a biscuit to dunk in the dip? Find several DIY biscuit recipes from our blog...

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Ernie’s Turkey Pupcakes

Ernie’s Turkey Pupcakes

Posted by on Jan 23, 2018 in in our kitchen, recipes |

Ernie is not your average dog who will eat anything. In fact, he’s the pickiest dog you’ll ever meet! He turns his nose up at almost everything, so when his birthday rolls around, a “normal” pupcake recipe just won’t do. After last year’s failed attempted (although all the other dogs enjoyed it), I knew I had to go back to the drawing board. Ultimately, I whipped up a batch of pupcakes that are sure to please even the pickiest of pups! Using Honest Kitchen’s Grain Free Limited Ingredient Turkey Recipe and fresh ground turkey, this recipe was a hit with the office cowoofers, Ernie included! Ernie's Turkey Pupcakes   Print Recipe Ingredients Cake1 cup Honest Kitchen Marvel Limited Ingredient Turkey Recipe or desired THK diet1/3 cup coconut flour2 eggs1 1/3 cup warm water12 oz ground turkey, raw or desired proteinFrosting1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt1/4 cup natural peanut butter12 Honest Kitchen Smooches Or desired cookie Instructions Preheat the oven to 375.Place paper liners in a 12-cup standard muffin pan. (skip this step if using a silicone pan)In a large bowl, hydrate the Marvel with the warm water. Add coconut flour, eggs and ground turkey. Gently stir until thoroughly combined.Divide the mixture among the paper liners. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely.While the muffins are in the oven, combine yogurt and peanut butter in a bowl and mix with a hand or kitchen mixer until combined. Keep in the refrigerator until muffins are cooled.When the muffins are cooled, frost the muffins and top each with a single cookie. Recipe Notes You can use any Honest Kitchen diet in this recipe but keep in mind that different diets hydrate to different thickness, so feel free to adjust the water amount as needed. The batter consistency should be thicker than cake mix, but softer than cookie...

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Gluten-Free Apple Loaf

Gluten-Free Apple Loaf

Posted by on Dec 27, 2017 in recipes |

A gluten-free apple loaf recipe that’ll make your dog drool! You’d swear it was an apple cinnamon candle burning in your kitchen. But it’s not—it’s our Gluten Free Apple Loaf and it’s just for dogs. Thanks to applesauce, this gluten-free loaf is moist, delicious, and a little sweet. You’ll feel good about giving your pooch this wholesome homemade seasonal treat that comes complete with a crisp, cinnamon and apple topping. Gluten-Free Apple Loaf   Print Recipe Ingredients Apple Loaf2 cups gluten-free flour3/4 cup honest kitchen force grain free chicken recipe dry food1/2 tablespoon cinnamon1 cup apple sauce unsweetened1 tablespoon vegetable oil1 teaspoon Baking powder1 teaspoon baking soda1/8 cup Honey1 teaspoon vanilla extract2 eggsTopping1/2 cup apple diced1 teaspoon Honey1 teaspoon cinnamon Instructions Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray loaf pan with non-stick oil. In a small mixing bowl, add the ingredients for the topping – diced apple, honey, and cinnamon. Stir well and set aside. In a large bowl, add gluten free flour, force dry food, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon. Combine well.Add applesauce, vegetable oil, honey, vanilla extract, and eggs to large bowl and combine wet and dry ingredients. Spread the dough evenly in the loaf pan. Use a knife to ensure its spread flat. Sprinkle topping on top of loaf.Place in oven and bake for 40-50 minutes.Remove from oven. Flip loaf pan over and gently pat the bottom of the pan until the apple loaf comes out. Let it cool on racks for about an hour. Cut into slices and serve. The rest of the loaf should be sealed in a container and kept in the fridge. Recipe Notes To ensure the loaf is baked completely, insert a toothpick into the middle of the loaf. If it comes out clean, it’s ready to come...

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